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Sorrento step up to top place DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn PINES have let top spot on the ladder slip out of their grasp after a defeat to Frankston YCW on Saturday. The Stonecats hosted the Pythons, and came into the contest desperate for a win. The powerhouse club has suffered all year with inconsistent form, and needed a victory to stay in the mix for a finals berth. Pines got off to the better start, and went into the half time break in the box seat. Up by 21 points at half time, the reigning premiers looked in a good position to go on and claim a win. YCW looked like a different side after half time, racing out of the blocks to take Pines by surprise. Pines were held scoreless in the third term, and conceded four unanswered goals. The Stonecats were up by a goal heading into the final quarter, and kept up the barrage. They put another five goals on the board before the final siren rang. A poor second half from Pines saw them fall to a defeat against Frankston YCW 14.8 (92) to 11.7 (73). Josh Butland and Luke Paynter played a big part, kicking four goals each for YCW. Paynter was judged best on ground. The result was the only Division One seniors game decided by over two goals this weekend. With Pines having lost, Sorrento had a chance to claim top spot on the ladder if they defeated the Frankston Bombers.

Down to the wire: After trailing all day, Bonbeach made a final quarter comeback to claim the win against Mt Eliza. Picture: Andrew Hurst

The Bombers ran out to an early lead, but the Sharks quickly bit back. Frankston Bombers chances of victory were extinguished by their poor performance in front of goals. They had the bulk of the scoring opportunities but were too inaccurate to make Sprrento

pay. The Sharks had to work for it, but claimed top spot with a 15.7 (97) to 12.1 (89) win over the Bombers. Leigh Poholke had a good day for the Sharks, booting five goals. Poholke has enjoyed another good year, and has 59

goals to his name this season. Jake Di Pasquale also helped with a three goal effort, while Ethan King also played well for Sorrento. Jarrad Grant continued his good goalscoring form for Frankston, scoring three majors. At the other end of the ladder, bottom placed Mornington hosted Rosebud. The Bulldogs went into the game two wins behind ninth place. A win could prove vital in helping them secure survival in Division One. Rosebud on the other hand look to have improved on their 2018 season which saw them struggle. The Bulldogs showed plenty of bite early, and established a narrow early lead. Rosebud kept touch in a hard fought, high scoring first half, but the Bulldogs looked up for the challenge. Mornington went into half time up by fourteen points. The Buds weren’t willing to take the loss lying down, and kept in touch in the second half. Just nine points separated the two sides heading into the final quarter, with the game poised to go down to the wire. Both sides gave their all in the final quarter, and when the final siren sounded just one point was the difference between the two teams. Mornington were able to hold on to secure a thrilling, and important, win over Rosebud 17.11 (113) to 17.10 (112). Jackson Calder made a massive impact for Mornington, booting five goals. The haul took his tally for the year beyond 50. Adrian Speedy was also more

than handy, continuing his good form with a four goal effort. Mornington now sit just four points behind Edithvale-Aspendale, who travelled to take on Dromana. Edi-Asp started well with a five goals to one first quarter, and looked like they might pull off an upset. Dromana normally perform well at home, but were faced with a lot of hard work to get back in contention. Dromana performed a little better in the second quarter, and were able to keep the game competitive. They closed the gap to 14 points by half time, and closed it even further to five points by three-quarter-time. Despite leading all day, Edi-Asp were overrun by an impressive Dromana outfit. The final score read Dromana 10.13 (73) to Edithvale-Aspendale 9.12 (66). Same Fowler was best on ground with three goals. There was another thriller at Emil Madsen Reserve, as Bonbeach pulled off a brilliant come from behind win against Mt Eliza. The Redlegs led at every break of play, and were in control of the contest up by 16 at three-quarter time. A four goals to one final term saw the Redlegs throw away their lead. Bonbeach claimed the four points with a hard fought 11.5 (71) to 11.9 (75) win. Trent Dennis-Lane was at his brilliant best, scoring six goals for the second week running.

SUA Kangaroos mess with the Bulls 60th DIVISION TWO

THE Southern Umpires Association will be celebrating their 60th anniversary at a function on Sunday 11 August. The Southern Umpires Association began umpiring local football on the Mornington Peninsula in 1959. It was originally known as the Nepean Football Umpires Association and members were paid the hearty sum of 2/- per match. In that time the SUA has grown into the largest and most respected umpiring body in Australia with over 440 appointments now allocated each week. Like any football club the SUA is proud to have their umpires move on to higher levels. Speakers on the day will include ex-SUA umpires that moved on the the VFL/AFL John Russo and Luke Walker. The 60th anniversary event will be held at the SUA rooms - McCulloch Ave, Kananook, on Sunday 11 August from 12pm-5pm. Cost $20. Includes finger food, a free souvenir for all. Drinks at bar prices, raffles and photo memorabilia. RSVP: Peter Luehman 0419 525 316

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Frankston Times

By Brodie Cowburn KARINGAL have suffered their second loss for the year after a shock defeat against Langwarrin. The ladder leading Bulls were put on the back foot early by the Kangaroos. A strong first half performance saw Langwarrin hop out to a 17 point lead by half time. Karingal maintained pressure in the third quarter, but couldn’t close the gap enough to threaten Langwarrin. The Kangaroos were impressive all day and eventually secured a much deserved win. Langwarrin messed with the Bulls, and took them by the horns. The final score read Langwarrin 14.16 (100) to Karingal 10.8 (68). Marc Holt was held scoreless, which played a big part in Langwarrin getting the win. He has nine goals in his last five games. He scored 29 in his first five games of the year. Red Hill were able to get back to top of the ladder after defeating Rye at Red Hill Recreation Reserve. Rye struggled all afternoon, as Red Hill put on yet another defensive masterclass. The Demons were held to just two goals all day. Zach Vnes doubled Rye’s score on his own, booting five goals for the Hillmen. They claimed the victory 15.7 (97) to 2.3 (15). At Chelsea Reserve, the Chelsea claimed an entertaining win over Hastings. Brendan Fevola played in a rare away game for the Blues, but he was

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Victory slipped through their fingers: Despite having Fevola on the ground, Hastings went down to a rampaging Chelsea. Picture: Andrew Hurst

upstaged by Chelsea talisman Curtis Bywater. Fevola booted five goals for the Blues, but Bywater had a mammoth haul of nine goals. Both sides traded blows all day, and Hastings went into the final term up by eight. A seven goals final quarter helped Chelsea claim the win 16.17 (113) to 15.8 (98). At Bunguyan Reserve, Tyabb se-

cured a win over Devon Meadows. The Yabbies have improved from last year, and had to work hard to claim the win in the scrappy contest. In a low scoring affair, Michael Altenkirch’s bag of five goals proved the difference. The Yabbies defeated the Panthers 9.10 (64) to 6.12 (48). Around the grounds, Pearcedale’s woes this season continued against

Somerville. Somerville claimed the four points with a 19.14 (128) to 8.8 (56) win. Crib Point also had another bad week. They were smashed by Seaford 22.19 (151) to 4.6 (30). Aaron Walton booted eight goals for the Tigers. He has 57 for the year, and is closing in on Karingal’s Marc Holt on the goal kicking leaderboard.


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